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Notepad++ not opening files with spaces in name [8.1 Pro]

  1. #1


    Australia, Melbourne
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Notepad++ not opening files with spaces in name [8.1 Pro]


    Hi guys, I used the edit registry method to get Notepad++ to default for opening text files. I will have to check but I changed it 2 times once in the Wow6432Node and another time before that in a different path which is apparently for 32 bit (might need to change that back to original?).

    Anyway after the changes opening via context menu works fine but double clicking a .txt file now if it has spaces it warns me and then opens notepad.exe in notepad++.

    So if I have a file named "abc def.txt" it will warm me that abc does not exist and if I want to create abc.txt and then do the same for def.

    Has anyone encountered this problem and also what was the original value in the registry for notepad? If this can't be fixed I will replace the changes with the original values and just use the context menu from now on.

    Cheers

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  2. #2


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You don't need to change the default in the registry or in Wow6432Node, just right click on "abc def.txt" then select Open With then select: Choose default program->more options->Look for another app in this PC and browse to: C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++ then select notepadd++

    Note: "
    abc def.txt" should look as follows:
    Click image for larger version

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  3. #3


    Australia, Melbourne
    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    I will have a look when I get home but through the settings and file associations screen it would not come up with notepad++ or any sort of option to choose it. I will see if the method you mentioned appears but I don't think it did.

    Do you know the original notepad value that was in the registry? Would like to change it back if not necessary.
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    I will have a look when I get home but through the settings and file associations screen it would not come up with notepad++ or any sort of option to choose it
    chances notepadd++ will not be on the list for you to choose as the default program, you need to scroll to the bottom then click on:
    more options and if still not on the list then click Look for another app in this PC then browse to the folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++ and finally select notepad++.exe.

    Note: you don't need to reset the registry for .txt filetype once you successfully set notepad++.exe as the default editor for .txt.
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Notepad++ not opening files with spaces in name [8.1 Pro]
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